Every day, tens of millions of people from around the world come to Roblox to play, learn, work, and socialize in immersive digital experiences created by the community. Our vision is to build a platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. This is what’s known as the metaverse: a persistent space where anyone can do just about anything they can imagine, from anywhere in the world and on any device. Join us and you’ll usher in a new category of human interaction while solving exceptional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.
Every day, tens of millions of people from around the world come to Roblox to play, learn, work, and socialize in immersive digital experiences created by the community.
Our vision is to build a platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. This is what’s known as the metaverse: a persistent space where anyone can do just about anything they can imagine, from anywhere in the world and on any device. The breadth of opportunities, and the evolving demands of this first-of-its-kind platform, ensure that your avenues for growth are always expanding and flexible.
Join us and you’ll usher in a new category of human interaction while solving exceptional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.
As a Principal Engineer, Search, you’ll be in charge of the overall technical vision and execution for all Search teams. Team’s mission is to connect a billion users with the best personalized experiences and friends at the right time. These teams cover an extremely diverse range of problems at all levels of the stack at high scale. At their core, they are fundamental to content distribution across the Roblox suite of products, content comprehension, search, and recommendations. With daily active users growing at a new record rate, we are looking for experienced tech leaders who are passionate about designing and scaling the systems that power Roblox’s content distribution funnel across different surfaces.
Always Ready: You are a world class expert in large scale distributed systems with 10+ years of experience and a proven track record of delivering low latency fault tolerant technical solutions. Experienced in designing and building full-stack systems behind consumer facing APIs capable of handling large numbers of concurrent users. Have dealt with scalability and reliability issues associated with different system architectures including microservice architecture. Capable of breaking down long-term product requirements into iterative deliverable stages. Exposure to Discovery products like Search and Recommendations or real-time machine learning systems is a plus.
You have a BS in Computer Science, MS/PhD are a definite plus.
A Leader: You have initiated and facilitated challenging technical decisions across multiple teams and organizations. You are empathetic, and find common understanding.
User oriented: While deeply technical, you always start with the needs of the user, whether they are Roblox users or internal engineers.
Versatile: You’re a jack of all trades and you have mastered several languages and technologies already; you can easily adapt to any situation. You roll up your sleeves.
Creative: You take a creative and strategic approach to solving hard problems. You simplify the complex. You bring in fresh ideas from new places.
A Coach: You raise up others and create an engineering culture of excellence.
Be responsible for the systems architecture that powers Roblox content distribution across surfaces.
Lead the technical direction and implementation necessary to scale the Personalization/Search backend Infrastructure across our tech stack of C#, Go, Native iOS/Android, C++, Lua, and various data pipeline technologies.
Author specs for new features and improvement
Lead other engineers by example and through technical direction as an individual contributor
Become an expert on our technology stack and make sure we always build new services the right way
Collaborate with other teams within Roblox to make sure we are building products with community and company first mindset.
Balance researching new technologies with a practical approach to realize the research efforts into the Roblox products
Interface with the industry and communities where applicable and be ambassador for Roblox.
Industry-leading compensation package
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
A rewarding 401k program
Flexible vacation policy
Roflex - Flexible and supportive work policy
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At Roblox HQ:
Free catered lunches
Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
Annual CalTrain Go Pass